|I've studied illustration and painting at the Ontario College of Art and computer graphics at Sheridan College. Since then I have worked various small contracts. This includes clipart, animation backgrounds, product visuals and aiding in multimedia projects. Previous to art school I have had contracts with the Canadian Museum of Civilisation building dioramas. As part of my outdoor activities, I have studied at the Algoma School of Landscape Painting, (crazy artists sitting around campfires drinking beer, enjoying the outdoors - a lot like cavers).
I am driven to the outdoors with the need to draw and paint as well as cave. I've made a couple of cross-Canada trips to paint and draw. Caving activities started in the Ottawa Ontario area where caves are few, hard to reach, very small, marble and very pretty. l eventually started got involved with the Toronto Caving Group and my caving expanded into West Virginia and those parts. I have done cartoons for the Toronto Caving Group Newsletter and designed the current TCG logo. The most frequently asked question is, "do I paint caves?", and I disappoint most people by saying, "no". I've never been in a cave long enough to do colour sketches - maybe someday.
Right now I am enjoying a sojourn teaching english in Korea, and will be returning to Canada in early 2002.